Applebee's Quesadilla Burger
This Applebee's Quesadilla Burger is the perfect restaurant copycat made lighter at home, right down to the Mexi-ranch sauce!
Servings: 4 servings
- 1 lb extra-lean ground beef
- 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
- 4 large flour tortillas
- 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 1 cup store bought pico de gallo
- 1 cup iceberg lettuce
- 2 tbsp ranch dressing
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- 1 tsp taco seasoning
Mix ground beef with salt & pepper then form into 2 large round patties. Add to a skillet over med-high heat and cook for 3 minutes per side. Meanwhile, mix ingredients for Mexi-ranch sauce together in a medium-sized bowl.
Remove burgers from heat. Add 1/2 cup cheese to one tortilla, then layer on pico de gallo. Place burger on top, then add another 1/2 cup cheese and finish with another tortilla. Repeat process one more time to form a second quesadilla.
Fry one quesadilla at a time in a large frying pan covered with a lid over med-high heat for 3-4 minutes per side, flipping very carefully. Once cheese is melted, remove from heat.
Lift the burger off of each bottom quesadilla to drizzle in Mexi-ranch sauce and add a layer of lettuce. Cut each quesadilla in half, then serve and enjoy!
Calories: 550kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 1121mg | Potassium: 519mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 960IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 459mg | Iron: 4mg